About being alone

For over a year now, I have been managing the public relations of the three ocean research projects CUSCO, EVAR and REEBUS. A lot has happened since then – Corona, lockdown, (temporary) home office. But now something new has happened that I didn’t expect.I am alone. Alone in the office, alone in the hallway, alone […]

Vom Alleinsein

Seit über einem Jahr betreue ich die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der drei Projekte der Ozeanforschung CUSCO, EVAR und REEBUS. Seitdem ist viel passiert – Corona, Lockdown, (vorübergehende) Homeoffice-Pflicht. Doch nun ist etwas Neues geschehen, mit dem ich nicht gerechnet habe.Ich bin allein. Allein im Büro, allein im Flur, allein in der Abteilung. Hintergrund ist, dass meine Kolleg*innen […]

Fluorescent people!

Our supervisors call us the fluorescent guys because we are measuring chlorophyll-a fluorescence. And what is that? Chlorophyll-a is a crucial pigment present in photosynthetic organisms. Photosynthesis is the mechanism by which plants and algae use light to obtain energy to make food. During the photosynthesis, CO2 is sequestered from the atmosphere and converted into […]

M176/2 What controls iron availability to marine phytoplankton: Phycosphere or bulk seawater?

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing climate change, global warming, and ocean acidification. Microscopic plants called phytoplankton, living in the surface oceans, sequester 50% of global CO2 and supply >50% of new nitrogen used for primary production. Other than light and major nutrients, phytoplankton growth is strongly influenced by availability […]